Central Union High School District

351 Ross Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243-3110
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Central Union High School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 4,115 students in Central Union High School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Central Union High School District have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
5 Schools
10,378 Schools
# Students
4,115 Students
5,877,829 Students
# Teachers
199 Teachers
267,754 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

Central Union High School District, which is ranked #516 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CA)
#480 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Central Union High  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
23%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Central Union High  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
62%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Central Union High  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
84%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Central Union High  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.09
0.63
# American Indian Students
7 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
32 Students
696,650 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# Hispanic Students
3,918 Students
3,281,593 Students
% Hispanic Students
95%
56%
# Black Students
26 Students
296,698 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
123 Students
1,235,110 Students
% White Students
3%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
7 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
-
469,575
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
408,278
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
421,129
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
426,453
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
432,771
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
440,675
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
440,627
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
434,997
# Students in 8th Grade:
-
455,821
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,313
484,176
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,029
494,854
# Students in 11th Grade:
913
478,576
# Students in 12th Grade:
860
489,879
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,065 is higher than the state median of $19,801. The school district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,940 is higher than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$83 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Central Union High  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$78 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Central Union High  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,065
$19,801
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Central Union High  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,940
$18,236
This chart display average spending per public school student in Central Union High  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Central Union High School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Southwest High School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2001 Ocotillo Dr.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,902 students
Rank: #22.
Central Union High School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1001 Brighton Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,927 students
Rank: #33.
Desert Oasis High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1302 S. Third St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4555
Grades: 9-12
| 128 students
Rank: n/an/a
Central Union Virtual Academy
Alternative School
2345 S. Second St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 312-7050
Grades: 9-12
| 135 students
Rank: n/an/a
Phoenix Rising High School
Alternative School
1302 S. Third St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4555
Grades: 9-10
| 23 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Central Union High School District?
Central Union High School District manages 5 public schools serving 4,115 students.
What is the rank of Central Union High School District?
Central Union High School District is ranked #516 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Central Union High School District?
95% of Central Union High School District students are Hispanic, 3% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Central Union High School District?
Central Union High School District has a student/teacher ratio of 21:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Central Union High School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $18,940 is higher than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: 09-12
  • Enrollment: 4,115 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • : 84% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • : 62% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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